Pavane Music Recordings

The pavane (or pavana) is an European dance that can be traced to the 16th century in Europe. Evidence suggest that the music accompanying the first pavanes was of a moderate to fast tempo, but it was slowed down as it was adopted for solely artistic purposes. As a musical genre, pavanes are usually written in 2/4 or 2/2, in a ternary form, and using a homophonic accompaniment.

Title Composer Instrument Period Ratings
Lachrimae, or Seven Tears John Dowland Chamber group Renaissance
Pavana I Luis Milán Vihuela Renaissance
Pavane for a Dead Princess Maurice Ravel Piano Early 20th Century
Pavane, Op. 50 Gabriel Fauré Orchestra Romantic